NCDRC orders Railways to compensate for jewellery theft from train

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The apex consumer commission has directed the Railways to pay Rs 2.7 lakh to a passenger for theft of her jewellery, including diamonds, from a Rajasthan- bound train, noting that no official came to her rescue even after she raised an alarm. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench, while dismissing the revision petition… Read more »

None has right to use government land as burial ground: Delhi HC

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No one has the right to indiscriminately use any open land, especially that belonging to the government, as a burial ground, the Delhi High Court has held. The ruling by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar came on a PIL challenging a sub- divisional magistrate’s order questioning use… Read more »

Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

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A bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and void and awarding a jail term of three years for the husband, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, calling it a “historic day” amid opposition to its introduction by members… Read more »

Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit to go on trial for terrorism in Malegaon blast case

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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col Prasad Purohit and six others accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast will stand trial on stringent terror charges, a special NIA court today ruled in the politically-sensitive case that raised speculation of saffron militancy. However, Special NIA judge S D Tekale dropped organised crime charges against them under the… Read more »

NGT directs AAP govt to take decision on steel pickling units

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to decide in a week whether steel pickling units fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity as per norms set by the Central Pollution Control Board. A bench headed by acting chairperson Justice U D Salvi warned that in case of non-compliance with the order… Read more »

Meticulous planning done before printing Class 9 book : HC

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 The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Publication and Curriculum Research has told the Bombay High Court that meticulous planning and preparations were done before the publication a Class 9 history and political science textbook. Sunil Magar, director of the textbooks bureau, filed an affidavit last week in response to a petition by city resident Amritpal… Read more »

No coercive action against Deepak Talwar in FCRA case: HC

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The Delhi High Court has asked the CBI not to take any coercive action against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar and his NGO in a criminal case lodged against them over alleged violation of foreign funding laws. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta, however, made it clear that this protection would be… Read more »

Defamation complaint: Court sets aside summons to Cyrus Mistry

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 A Mumbai sessions court today quashed and set aside summons issued by a magistrate’s court to ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry and others in connection with a Rs 500 crore defamation complaint filed by Tata Trusts’ R Venkatramanan. Mistry and the other accused had approached the sessions court after the metropolitan magistrate issued the… Read more »

1 month jail term for Jagdambika Pal for violating code

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A court here has awarded one-month jail term to BJP MP Jagdambika Pal for violating Model Code of Conduct during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The MP, however, was granted bail by the court soon after. Pal had been charged for using vehicles more than the permissible limit during a rally in Bansi while campaigning… Read more »